Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Garbanzos Fritos de Nora (Fried Chickpeas)

Last weekend, Nora once again invited us to her home, this time to teach us how to make a dish we had been wanting to include in the blog for years - Garbanzos Fritos! This versatile treat can be an appetizer, a side dish, or a main course. It's so versatile, it can be served hot, room temp or cold! Even better, it's easy to make.

We served it with a crisp Chardonnay and had a great time enjoying good friends, wine and food.


2 15.5 oz. cans of Chick Peas
1/4 cup Tomato Sauce
9 oz. Ground Chorizo (Spanish Sausage)
8 oz. Diced Ham
1 small Onion - minced
3 cloves Garlic - minced
2 Tbsp Olive Oil


This recipe makes about 8 appetizer sized servings.
  1. Drain the chick peas.
  2. Add olive oil to a skillet. When the oil is hot, add onion and garlic. 
  1. Saute until translucent.
  2. Set the temperature to Low and heat the tomato sauce, chorizo, and ham. 
  1. Fold the the chick peas into the mixture.
  2. Switch the temperature to Medium High and heat through. 

NOTE: If you prefer the chick peas "wetter", add more tomato sauce to taste.

That's it! Serve it with crusty bread as an appetizer or "tapa", a side dish, or as a main course. It also makes a great dish to take to a party - you'll be a star!

¡Buen provecho!

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

Lovely chick peas recipe thanks